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Mbembe Memorial

This memorial program features the late Kansas City poet Mbembe (Milton Smith) reading "jazz poems" as well as Mbembe's brother speaking in tribute. Find a collection of his selected poems from BkMk Press...

William Packard

William Packard, a poet, playwright, novelist, and founding editor of New York Quarterly, has published numerous books, including The A...

Muriel Rukeyser

Known as a poet of social protest, Muriel Rukeyser's first collection of poetry, Theory of Flight, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Compet...

Melvin B. Tolson

Robert M. Farnsworth discusses the influence of the writer and educator Melvin B. Tolson, who had his roots in the Harlem Renaissance. Farnsworth also talks about editing the posthumous publication of Tolson's...

Carolyn Kizer

In this public reading, furnished by The Watershed Foundation of Washington D.C., Carolyn Kizer reads selections from three of her poetry collections, ...

James Tate

Highly acclaimed for his work, James Tate won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award for The Lost Pilot in 1966...

James McKinley

Former editor of New Letters magazine, James McKinley discusses his nonfiction work Assassination in American, for which he int...

Dave Smith

The poet, writer, critic, editor, and educator Dave Smith reads a selection of his po...

Philip Levine

This program features National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Philip Levine reading from his Selected Poems at public reading performances in W...

Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Malamud Award has written both fiction as well as drama. In this program ...

Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin reads poems from Up Country, for which she won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, and from ...

Sonia Sanchez

This program was recorded inside Attica Prison in New York, where the poet and activist Sonia Sanchez was invited as a guest poe...

Angela Jackson

Chicago poet Angela Jackson received an Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Creative Writing. In this program, she...

Dennis Finnell

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, poet Dennis Finnell, reads from his debut collection, Red Cottage, winner of the Juniper Prize from the University ...

Mbembe

Kansas City poet Mbembe (Milton Smith) reads his poems, as well as those by others included in Four Black Poets, an anthology. Find a collection of his selected poems from BkMk Press ...

Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez reads from Giving Birth to Thunder, Sl...

James McKinley

The former editor of New Letters magazine, James McKinley discusses the process...

Ted Schaefer

Though he was born in Philadelphia, educated at University of Missouri, and spent time in Frankfurt, Germany as a member of the U.S. Army, Ted Schaefer is largely considered an Illinois poet, working many years as a professor at the College of Lak...

Kansas City Literary Events

Betsy Carter & Shanthi Sekaran

Monday, September 25, 2017
Wichita, Kan.

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BkMk Press Poetry and Fiction Contest Winners Announced

Find out who won the latest Ciardi Prize for Poetry and Chandra Prize for Short Fiction. You could be next! Click here for guidelines.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.